Conclusion: While it lasts this game is a solid and entertaining shooter, but as a FEAR game you should be expecting a bit more than just that. A return to the horror roots and a few more innovative twists in the tale would push the series back into greatness, but as it is this is a by the numbers experience...
Excerpt: These days, we expect a lot from a triple A title. Having played some of the best, we take high-end graphics, eye-popping effects, epic scale, famous voice talent and incredible interactivity for granted.
Summary: The most dysfunctional family in gaming returns as Point Man and his dead brother must try to play nicely to overcome an army of evil corporate thugs and the impending arrival of a new sibling.
Pros: Superb gunplay and use of slo-mo for amazing firefights, Great atmosphere and excellent level design, Fun and distinctive multiplayer, Creepy and effective pacing
Cons: Story is still suspect, Sticky active cover, Multiplayer only supports up to four, Doesn't integrate the duality of the main characters well, Graphics engine is showing its age
Summary: At first glance F.E.A.R 3 looks to be the shootiest shooter on the market, which is saying a lot with games like Black Ops, Homefront, and Halo. There’s shooting in the suburbs, shooting in an airport, shooting in slums, and shooting in sewers.
Conclusion: It's clear that Day 1 wanted to appeal to FEAR fans but also break the mold. As evident from the back of the box to the addition of co-op play to the team modes in multiplayer, they set out to make FEAR a more team game than ever before.
Conclusion: Taken as a whole, F.E.A.R. 3 isn’t perfect. It’s attempts to scare are disappointingly pedestrian, with rounding a corner to be confronted with the apparition of Alma being as likely to elicit a feeling of bumping into an old friend as it is to make you jump out of your seat; and it’s plot is...
Excerpt: If we were rating F.E.A.R based solely on its level design, the following text and score at the bottom would have been very different. Thankfully the game is about much more than just traversing dull and uninspired environments.